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by mhackney
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PEI bed surface
Replies: 196
Views: 67231

Re: PEI bed surface

Yes, PEI is not a silver bullet, you still need to have the proper first layer height. You can get it to stick TOO well! If it's scraping or mashing, then the Z=0 is probably not set properly. That sounds too close to me. Yes, the sheet of paper method works perfectly fine for PEI. I really don't th...
by mhackney
Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PEI bed surface
Replies: 196
Views: 67231

Re: PEI bed surface

Clean it with isopropyl alcohol. I use the pre-packaged pads you can get at the drug store.
by mhackney
Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PEI bed surface
Replies: 196
Views: 67231

Re: PEI bed surface

JonathanB, if you read the second link "PEI start to finish" it summarizes everything into one nicely edited and succinct post, no need to read 11 pages of trial and error! take a look at that post and your questions will all be answered! There is no tangible difference between the recommended .03" ...
by mhackney
Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PEI bed surface
Replies: 196
Views: 67231

Re: PEI bed surface

Thanks Jeff, it was great talking to you this morning. Prior to discovering PEI I spent a lot of time researching and experimenting with print surfaces for ABS and PLA. I discovered that printing on paper - your basic ink jet printer paper - was amazing too, leaving a beautiful surface finish that w...
by mhackney
Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PEI bed surface
Replies: 196
Views: 67231

Re: PEI bed surface

Hello folks. I've been looking at adding a KITTAZ to my stable and spent some time on the forums here. I also noticed that the new TAZ 5 comes with a PEI print surface! I am the guy that the original poster of this thread linked back to on the SeeMeCNC forum . That thread is about a year old now and...